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Description

Need to install CS 6 onto your computers? If it's Master Collection, Design Standard, Design and Web Premium or Production Premium we have you covered.

With CS6 , Adobe has introduced a new way of serializing volume licensed installations. The method of activating a Suite on one computer and deploying it to other computers no longer works, so we follow the approach of distributing the installed files as a fileset and then running a serialization script at the end of the fileset activation. Self-Healing and the Intelligent Downloader still work that way.

Ingredients

  • AAME 3.0 or higher

  • CS 6 Install Media (DVD or Download)

  • FileWave Admin 5.0 or higher

  • Up to 20 Gb of free space

Directions

  1. Download and Install Adobe AAMEE 3.0 : http://download.macromedia.com/pub/developer/creativesuite/AAMEE/mac/ApplicationManagerEnterprise_3_0_all.dmg
  2. Using AAMEE 3.0, create a "CS6 Trial Package" with all your desired options (disable updates, etc.) 
  3. Using AAMEE 3.0, create a "CS6 Serialization File" and save it at a location of your choosing. Keep in mind you have to do this on a machine connected to the internet!

  4. On your package building machine, start FileSet Magic and take a Snapshot
  5. Use the AAMEE generated package from Step 2 to install the CS6 Suite
  6. Configure CS6 further, add in Templates, Install Application Updates
  7. Take another Snapshot in Fileset Magic and build your unserialized fileset
  8. If the /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PCD folder has been created, set it to "Download if missing" and include the "Don't overwrite existing files upon deployment" checkbox to prevent erasing existing Adobe Licenses. Drag&drop the folder "/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager" to  "/Library/Application Support/Adobe/OOBE" in Fileset Contents, then  rename "Adobe Application Manager" to read "PDApp".
  9. Import the AdobeSerialization Binary and .prov file generated in step 3 into the fileset, into /usr/local/etc  ( If you have different license keys for different departments, it might make sense to have separate CS and serialization filesets - in this case, just follow steps 8 - 10 in a new , empty fileset )
  10. Import the attached (serializecs6.sh_.zip) script into /usr/local/etc ( Uncheck "Hide unused folders" to make the folder visible )
  11. Set the imported script to execute at activation using the "Get Info" button


Notes